Re: non-free firmware: driver in main or contrib?
"Marco d'Itri" <md@Linux.IT> writes:
> Firmwares do not run on the host CPU (they are /data/ for the host
Explain to me please the difference between that firmware and
3d-graphics code which is dumped directly to the GPU.
Or how about code in a multi-processor system, running on the slave device?
A computer is a device. To the end-user, it's a black box with power
and network cables and a blinky thing on the front. Distinguishing
between code on one chip vs. code on another is ridiculous.
The only answer which is philosophically consistent *and* practical is
to treat distinct hardware devices as hardware, and anything visible
to the user as software as software.
Brian Sniffen email@example.com